Developed World

"Unacceptable": Network costs the main driver of electricity prices, consumer watchdog finds

A huge increase in electricity network costs - driven by regulation and over investment - has been the number-one cause of rising household power …

Business (Australia)

The Safe Cities Index 2017 | Safe Cities 2017

Safe Cities Index 2017: Security in a rapidly urbanising world<p>About the report<p>The Safe Cities Index 2017 is a report from The Economist Intelligence …

Cities

Why 'Smart Car' Technology Is A Trend We're Investing In

Recently, it seems that every day we see articles proclaiming the internal combustion engine is dead, or that worldwide demand for cars will sharply decline in the years to come. Lately, however, it feels as though the wider world is finally beginning to focus on a trend that we have been thinking …

Internal Combustion Engine

The Republicans' Tax Blueprint Declines to Answer Some Hard Questions

The plan the president has started promoting seems to optimize for congressional wiggle room.<p>On Wednesday, President Donald Trump will unveil a hard-negotiated and sweeping Republican plan to simplify the tax code and cut taxes for millions of families at an event in Indiana. “We’ll be releasing a …

Social Justice

U.S. Adults Outperformed by Rest of Developed World in Numeracy, New Comparison Finds

Regarding numeracy, U.S. adults at each of the three recorded levels of education attainment had lower results than averages for the rest of the …

Education

Trump's Tax Plan: Less Paperwork, Lower Taxes, More Jobs

Money will come "pouring back" from overseas.<p>The power of simplicity will fix America’s tax code, President Donald Trump said Tuesday.<p>During a …

Conservative View

Flattest Curve in Developed World Tells the Bond Market’s Tale

To get a sense of how blasé investors are about inflation look no further than Canada, which sports both the fastest growth among its developed peers …

Economy

Worldwide PMI Surveys Indicate Fastest Economic Growth In Over 2 Years

Global economic growth rose to its highest for over two years in August, according to the latest PMI data, with even more marked improvements seen in …

Economy

In charts: the cost of limiting your portfolio to UK investments

Investors are naturally biased to their home market, but those who don't venture overseas are limiting their investment returns, according to figures calculated by <i>Telegraph Money.</i><p>A typical investor holds around 26pc of their portfolio in London-listed stocks, despite the UK only accounting for 7pc …

Investing

Traders lured by high-yield ‘sweet spot’ in emerging markets

Traders are gaining confidence in countries that pay the steepest local interest rates.<p>Investor anxiety, as measured by one-month implied currency volatility, dropped to multimonth lows last month in Russia, South Africa and Brazil – countries with some of the most generous yields on their local …

Economy

Indian government fully prepared to finance carbon-capture technology and opening technology to all

India is fully prepared to finance carbon-capture technology but the developed world's approach in this area leaves much to be desired, New and …

Climate

Here’s how China’s ageing will narrow income gaps in West | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

In recent years politicians and thinkers in the developed world have found themselves struggling to explain three trends that have gripped advanced …

Economics

Five investment ideas from fund managers

With political, social and technological disruption the new world order, over 500 fund buyers recently gathered in Johannesburg at the Nedgroup …

Finance

The US Is the Sick Man of the Developed World - ASHARQ AL

What do the economists at the International Monetary Fund see when they look at the US? An economy in the midst of a long expansion (“its third …

Economics

Shocking photo of baby smoking cigarette prompts child abuse investigation

The girl in Kassel, Germany, was smoking a cigarette put to her mouth by an adult hand.<p>Police in Germany have launched a child abuse investigation …

Public Health

On Charlie Rose: America Founded By ‘Cult of Religious Nuts’

<i>Fantasyland</i> author and public radio host Kurt Andersen displayed the condescending kind of liberal haughtiness that helped get Donald Trump elected …

Conservative View

Developed World Powers Steady Global Upturn At Start Of Third Quarter

The global economy saw growth ease very slightly for a second successive month in July but nevertheless enjoyed a solid start to the second half of …

Economy

Canada is not incentivizing its citizens to have kids – VICE News

The nuclear family is no longer the most common type of household, according to new census data from Statistics Canada. It has in fact been superseded by the single-person household — almost one-third of Canadian households now consist of just one person.<p>Now, even if you’re not living alone, you’re …

Child Care

The U.S. Is the Sick Man of the Developed World

Americans' living standards aren't nearly as good as they like to think they are.<p>What do the economists at the International Monetary Fund see when they look at the U.S.? An economy in the midst of a long expansion ("its third longest expansion since 1850"), with "persistently strong" job growth, …

Economics

‘Benefits Of Fossil Fuel-Led Development Enjoyed Mostly By Developed World’

Fossil fuel-led development is the cause behind climate change and the benefits of it are mostly enjoyed by the developed countries while the …

Climate

New Western worry: declining sperm counts

"Sperm count falling sharply in developed world" per Reuters: "Sperm counts in men from America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand have dropped by …

Health Care

Sperm count falling sharply in developed world, researchers say

LONDON (Reuters) - Sperm counts in men from America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand have dropped by more than 50 percent in less than 40 years, researchers said on Tuesday.<p>They also said the rate of decline is not slowing. Both findings -- in a meta-analysis bringing together various studies -- …

Research

Researchers: Sperm count falling sharply in developed world

LONDON - Sperm counts in men from America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand have dropped by more than 50% in less than 40 years, researchers said on …

Research

Seven charts that show how the developed world is losing its edge

What is happening to the world economy? Here are some answers, in seven charts. They reveal a world undergoing profound changes.<p>The most important …

Economics

How to borrow tools from the startup world for aid and development

Ideas borrowed from the startup world – crowdfunding, incubators, accelerators and online marketplaces – could help close the US$2.5 trillion …

Design Thinking

Healthcare study ranks Australia second best in developed world, while US comes in last

Australia's healthcare system has been ranked among the best in the developed world by a team of American researchers who have ranked their own …

Health Care

Open thread for night owls: U.S. inequality developed world's highest. Trumpism will make it worse

Liberal View

Does disorder comfort Indians?

Indians seem to have devised romantic notions about their love for disorder to camouflage what really torments them in the developed world—the …

Risks, Rewards With This EM Bond ETF (PCY) | Investopedia

With U.S. interest rates still considered low and the developed world awash in trillions of dollars of negative-yielding sovereign debt, it is not …

Finance